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Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Free Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 pa plus HCAS
04/05/2017 23:59
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Band 7 Senior Sister / Charge Nurse - Paediatrics

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On 1 July 2014 Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust became one of the largest trusts in the UK by acquiring Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals.


Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.


Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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We are passionate about patient safety and getting it right for the children and young people and their families. To achieve these, we are looking to appoint enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, hardworking, positive thinking and experienced Paediatric Senior Nurse to manage our busy Paediatric Day Surgery / Ambulatory Unit and Outpatient department at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust. You must have excellent communication skills, ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team and relate well with others.

We care for children aged 0 - 18 years old. Our day surgery specialities include Plastics, ENT, Orthopaedic and general surgeries, Allergy and Gastroenterology investigations and procedures

Our busy Paediatric Outpatients department Clinics include Allergy, Asthma, ENT, Plastics dressing / Trauma, Neurodevelopmental, Ophthalmology, Tongue tie division, Gastroenterology, Infant Follow up, Diabetes, Cardiology, Lipid and Rheumatology, Dermatology and a dedicated Paediatric phlebotomy service.

The successful candidate will have substantial post registration experience at Band 6; be motivated with a desire to enhance their clinical nursing knowledge and skills and be eager to develop their managerial and leadership skills.

You will be responsible to provide leadership to the clinical nursing staff, manage the day to day smooth running of the Paediatric Day surgery ward and Children Outpatient Department. You will work in collaboration with the Inpatient ward Senior Sister and deputise for the Acute Paediatric Matron in their absence as required.

You must have excellent communication skills, ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team and relate well to others.

You will be supported by the Matron, Senior Nursing team, Award winning Clinical Practice Education and other MDT to broaden your experiences and confidence. We will support you to continue with post registration education that is relevant to the position.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ade Adamolekun, Paediatric Matron; 0203758200 Ext 38665

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